8PM WEDS 26TH FEB
Fat Penguin Comedy: Ian Stone / Phileo Huff
Wednesday 26 February
FREE ENTRY crowdfunded comedy! Featuring top UK acts. Hosted by Jay Handley
@ THE PATRICK KAVANAGH
FREE ENTRY! (RECOMMENEDED DONATION £5)
IAN STONE HEADLINING!
AS SEEN ON: Mock The Week, The World stands Up, Live at The Comedy Store, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Stand Up Show, Saturday Live and the 11 O'Clock Show
Ranked among the top ten stand ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented and entertaining comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-deprecating style, Ian is at ease bantering with an audience.
He is also a member of the Comedy Store's Cutting Edge team and a regular on radio, hosting and presenting his own shows and taking part in panels. He currently co-hosts Rock 'n' Roll Football on Absolute Radio with Ian Wright. They presented the show almost daily throughout Euro 2012 and won a Sony Silver Award. He has also hosted his own weekly TV show 'Off the Ball' on ESPN.
In 2010 he presented Christmas Up Front, a documentary about performing for troops in Afghanistan, on Radio 5 Live. he has been a regular guest on Gabby Logan's programme and on the sports panel show Fighting Talk. In 2010 he was one of The Armchair World Cup team and has been a regular on Alan Davies' football shows.
He helped found the Arsenal-fan orientated podcast, now known as the Tuesday Club, and is a regular columnist in the official Arsenal magazine.
He has also featured on Most Annoying People and is in great demand as a writer, having written for Russell Howard's Good News and Alistair McGowan's You Cannot Be Serious.
SUPPORT FROM... PHILEO HUFF
Phileo is in opposition of being defined in only one way.
He writes and performs with a surreal approach, telling truthful stories that have made his audiences, stand up and applaud, re-think their position, cry, angry and laugh.
Originally from Atlanta, his turbulent personal experiences have enabled countless controversial and hilarious anecdotes, that inform his deeply realist-nihilist comedic style.
With a confronting yet upbeat honesty, he unapologetically grapples with topics like sex & sexuality, politics & society, humanity’s hypocrisies, death, suicide, drug use, depression, and mental illness.
His non-traditional approach has earned him opportunities to perform all over the globe. He’s accrued numerous self-produced narrative projects including short films, podcasts, and a developing series.
PLUS A SHORT SET OF NEW MATERIAL FROM.... BEN BRIGGS!
Awards: two time winner of the Fun House Comedy Gong in 2008, finalist for English Comedian of the Year 2015, for Midlands Comedians of the Year 2011, for Fun House Comedy Champion of Champions 2009, and for Hilarity Bites New Act 2008; and nominated for Best Act at the Midlands Comedy Awards 2015 and 2014.
Ben Briggs started stand up comedy in 2008, and in his first year made it to the final of The Hilarity Bites New Act competition and won 2 Funhouse Comedy Gong Shows. His likeable stage presence and sharp material has made him in demand as an act and compere up and down the country. Ben has appeared at the Birmingham, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Leicester comedy festivals. In 2015, Ben reached the Final of the English Comedian of the Year Competition held in The Udderbelly at The South Bank in London.
‘inherently appealing style’ – Steve Bennett – Chortle.co.uk
‘absolutely stormed it’ – Juice comedy
HOSTED BY JAY HANDLEY
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